Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/18/12
The Pittsburgh Pirates have collapsed during the final two months for the second straight season. Though owner Bob Nutting says he isn't happy about it, he also doesn't seem inclined to do anything rash. "We're all frustrated by and upset with the performance and seriously looking at what do we need to do both to finish the year appropriately and make sure this isn't something we ever see again," Nutting told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Despite beating the Cubs 3-0 on Monday night at Chicago, the Pirates are 15-28 since Aug. 1. They have missed a chance to take control of the race for the second National League wild card by going 4-11 in September. The Pirates and Milwaukee are both 2 1/2 games behind St. Louis in the wild card standings and 1 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Pirates and Brewers open a three-game series Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. The Pirates are 33-65 in August and September over the last two seasons. Though the Pirates have nosedived eac...
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  • leroy123

    The theme at beginning of year was FINISH well we certainly have failed year two however experience gained will be lost if Huntington or Hurdle are fired. I feel Hurdle has coddled the players a bit and has had their backs. Next year he must not be their friend but be their boss and leader the players are at fault for this years collapse in September and chalk up to experience but they stopped playing winning baseball. Fundamentals went out the window, hitting and scoring runs with an out such a sac fly to get runner in. Changed philosophy of speed outfield which made pitchers better Presley ,McCutchen, Tabata was a great outfield and made a good pitcher look great. Presley and Tabata need a hitting instructor and we do not have one perhaps at triple a when they went down things got fixed but they need to learn to make adjustments quicker. When homerun drought started team stopped scoring runs. FACT! I think players need hitting instructor to help them to become better 2 strike hitters. Team strikes out to often which causes no movement on bases. Barmes experiment was a mistake! Barajas was a mistake! Bedard was a mistake! Please leave free agents alone you are buying at high prices other teams mistakes. Grilli should have been signed already big mistake! Team needs 6 wins in 9 games to finish .500 and avoid losing season. Go Pirates! I AM A FAN BUT QUIT BREAKING MY HEART.
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